A reading titled ‘The Carbon Dioxide Greenhouse Effect’ by Spencer Weart hosted on the website of Center for History of Physics, American Institute of Physics. This reading is a supplement to the book titled, ‘The Discovery of Global Warming’ by Spencer Weart. It includes discussions on the greenhouse effect of the atmosphere and how it impacts Earth’s temperature. The reading also discusses the pioneering work of Svante Arrhenius, Guy Stewart Callendar, and Charles David (Dave) Keeling.
Students will be introduced to the Greenhouse Effect, Keeling Curve, carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere, and how increased carbon dioxide concentrations can cause an increase in the surface temperature of the Earth.
Use this tool to help your students find answers to:
- What is the Greenhouse Effect?
- How does increased carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere lead to warming of the planet?
About the Tool
|Tool Name||The Carbon Dioxide Greenhouse Effect|
|Discipline||Physics, Earth Sciences|
|Topic(s) in Discipline||Greenhouse Effect, Greenhouse Gases, Keeling Curve|
|Climate Topic||Greenhouse Effect; Planetary Climate; Planetary Energy Balance|
|Type of tool||Reading|
|Grade Level||Middle School, Highschool|
|Developed by||Spencer Weart|
|Hosted at||Center for History of Physics, American Institute of Physics|